Nuclear Proliferation/Non-proliferation

Why Some Nuclear Programs Fail and Others Succeed: “Unclear Physics” with Author Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer

In her book, “Unclear Physics: Why Iraq and Libya Failed to Build Nuclear Weapons,” Målfrid Braut-Hegghammer says that while many authoritarian leaders want nuclear weapons, few manage to acquire them. What can we learn from the failed attempts by Libya and Iraq? And how do those experiences compare to the seemingly opposite outcome occurring in North Korea? We explore these questions and more in the latest episode of Wilson Center NOW.

 

Guest

Bringing Seoul into the Non-Proliferation Regime

Bringing Seoul into the Non-Proliferation Regime

The Effect of ROK-Canada Reactor Deals on Korea's Ratification of the NPT

In this Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP) Working Paper, Se Young Jang challenges the common narrative that US pressure forced South Korea to ratify the NPT in 1975. Using new evidence from international archives, Jang finds that the decisive pressure came from a different country—Canada.

The 1967 Six-Day War

The 1967 Six-Day War:

Pages